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Child Tax Credit

If you are responsible for a child or other dependent, you may qualify for a credit on your tax return.

Claim the Child Tax Credit

Even if you do not normally file a tax return, you may qualify for a tax break by claiming the Child Tax Credit. Your eligibility depends on your income, the child’s age, how you are related to the child, and other factors. 

Learn how the Child Tax Credit works, if you qualify, how to claim it, and what additional credits you may be able to claim.

Credit for other dependents

If you are not eligible for the Child Tax Credit, you may be able to claim the credit for other dependents. The maximum amount you can receive for each dependent is $500. Your eligibility will depend on your income and whether your dependent qualifies.

Get information about the credit for other dependents, including if you are eligible and how to claim it.

LAST UPDATED: January 11, 2024


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